Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"V" is for Vintage Vinyl (abc Wednesday)

My friend's neighbor was redoing the kitchen and ripped out this classic 60's vinyl (or maybe even linoleum) flooring. Not the best period in home decor, but I find the pattern very pleasing, in a nostalgic sort of way. Sort of like Courier font.
Join many more V's on ABC Wednesday.
Thanks PasadenaAdjacent, for the flooring post idea.

23 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

Ohmigosh. The vinyl is so familiar - and being nostalgic about the Courier font brought a sudden giggle. Nice V!

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful colors Tash.
Costas

Bibi said...

I like this, too. I have a friend who lives in a cute little house in Seattle who has kept the original linoleum on her floor.

VP said...

I agree, and have recently seen something like this. With that light even these odd colors are stunning.

LD said...

Good lord. This goes well with avacado green kitchen appliances and bean bag chairs. We didn't have gold linoleum but we had deep pile shag rugs.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I agree!A very pleasing pattern and blend of colours.

Jingle said...

splendid v post.

Mara said...

I am so glad that is not 'in' anymore. No wonder they ripped it out!

brattcat said...

Good capture.

Lois said...

That certainly brings back some memories! Reminds me of the floor in my old kitchen about 30 years ago.

lizziviggi said...

Wow! I wouldn't want it in my house, but I'm glad I got to see it here!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Wow! That does bring back the memories! And you're right, the 60s weren't the best period in home decor, but it is fun to see! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

I like those lines and the colours!
Léia :)

Marie-Noyale said...

I can easily picture the kitchen table that went with that floor!!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'm late to my party (link) again. Yes, it sure did come from the 70's. Petroleum products at their best. The pattern I picked in my East LA home had a Fred Flinstone vibe

Paula said...

Too bad they threw it out, it went so well with the garage.
That Courier reminds me how delighted I was with my first Remington typewriter. (It was a portable, not the kind Shakespeare wrote on.)
:)

Wanda said...

Oh my does that bring back memories of old houses we've lived in.

Roger Owen Green said...

i probably had that in my house DECADES ago

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Brenda's Arizona said...

This is a hoot - both the linoleum AND the courier font! I think we had this same flooring pattern in a light green - it blended with the avocado green refrigerator. EEEK!

Gayle said...

At least you wouldn't have to worry if you spilled something on it. Who'd be able to tell!

Lori Lynn said...

Love the pattern. Got me thinking, what would I do with the old flooring?? I want to cook a Tagine and serve the meal on this pattern.
LL

mrsnesbitt said...

Thanks so much for your contribution - we had hidious lino when I was a child! Orange and brown patterns!
I try to visit as many contributors as possible each week but sometimes I just dont manage it, but we have a great ABC team and between us we see that everybody gets a comment. We are coming to the end of the current round and plans are in store for the next round, I do hope you will be part of the fun! If you would like to be part of the team just drop me an e-mail :-

Denise Nesbitt
ABC Wednesday founder & team member

denisebydesigns at googlemail dot com

gogouci said...

Wow, I can't imagine they lived with that for so long. You have to appreciate that they can be removed in giant sheets though.